Richard Becker

Wildlife & Conservation Photography

Gorytes laticinctus

A few years ago Gorytes laticinctus was a rare wasp in Britain, found in a few sites mainly in south-east England.

Brimstone Butterflies

Gonepteryx rhamni, the Brimstone butterfly is an iconic species, possibly the original 'butter-coloured fly'.

A Cache of Corpses

A couple of weeks ago I cleaned out the bird nest boxes on the farm in preparation for the coming nesting season.

Spring Migrants

For 20 years now we have been recording the first arrival of migrant birds to our farm in Wales. The table below lists the dates for some of the species, those we have recorded every year.

Nest Box Battle

This morning I tuned into the garden nest box camera to see how the blue tit (Parus caeruleus) was getting on. I was surprised to see not a bird sat patiently on a mossy nest, but sat instead on top of another bird.